Responsible use of AI tools explored in educational context at UST digital expo

To facilitate the exchange of ideas and the learning of best practices while inspiring stakeholders with the latest technological advancements in teaching and learning driven by artificial intelligence, the University of Santo Tomas recently held “TigerTECH Digital Expo: Exploring the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence.” The expo began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 5 and ended on December 7, 2023, at the Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Building.

Administrators,  academic staff, and students delved into the latest advancements in AI tools through academic discussions and booth interactions from various educational technology and tool suppliers and contacts.

“The University’s subscription to tools with AI features presents an opportunity for harnessing its potential to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness, automate various tasks, personalize the learning experience, and offer immediate feedback, thereby contributing to an improved teaching and learning environment,” according to the event rationale.

Aside from the booths, capacity-expanding plenary talks on the Power Skills Framework for Analytics and AI from FEU Institute of Technology Senior Director Dr. Ace Lagman, and the future of e-learning in the age of AI from De La Salle University Academic Support for Instructional Services and Technology (ASIST) Director Asst. Prof. Michael Manguerra provided glimpses into the transformative potential of technology in education.

Learning sessions on Grammarly, Zoom AI companion, Canvas’s AI-powered features, Microsoft 365 Education, TurnItIn feedback studio, Adobe Firefly and Adobe Express, Google Bard, Anthology Milestones, and the artificially intelligent learning and assessment system ALEKS were also held for interested academic staff, appointees, and students.

The digital expo was organized by the Office of Information and Communications Technology, the Educational Technology Center, and the Purchasing Office.

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